The Education Health and Care assessment process

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Dear Bexley Borough Council,

To the FOI Officer

The Education Health and Care assessment process involves the local authority (the SEN department) asking for and securing advice and information from agencies on the child or young person’s needs, and what provision may be required to meet those needs and outcomes. Paragraph 9.49 of the SEN Code of Practice says what advice and information must be sought and who from. Agencies must respond within 6 weeks of the request.
Please provide a blank request form template or templates used when requesting advice and information from agencies as part of the EHC assessment process.
Please provide a copy of service agreements with agencies. If these cannot be disclosed in whole, I am interested in information on any recommended phrasing for EHCP assessment reports where requested by the local authority: these may include assessments from educational psychology, social care, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, CAMHS, etc. This is not an exhaustive list.
Please do not hesitate to to contact me if you would like anything clarified.

Yours faithfully,

sam scanlon

Bexley Council, Bexley Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: 5631296

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 2 August
2018 concerning:

The Education Health and Care assessment process involves the local
authority (the SEN department) asking for and securing advice and
information from agencies on the child or young person's needs, and what
provision may be required to meet those needs and outcomes. Paragraph 9.49
of the SEN Code of Practice says what advice and information must be
sought and who from. Agencies must respond within 6 weeks of the request.
Please provide a blank request form template or templates used when
requesting advice and information from agencies as part of the EHC
assessment process.
Please provide a copy of service agreements with agencies. If these cannot
be disclosed in whole, I am interested in information on any recommended
phrasing for EHCP assessment reports where requested by the local
authority: these may include assessments from educational psychology,
social care, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy,
physiotherapy, CAMHS, etc. This is not an exhaustive list.
 
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Hazel Watson
Complaints and FOI Officer
London Borough of Bexley , Civic Offices , 2 Watling Street , Bexleyheath
, Kent , DA6 7AT
Tel: 0203 045 3411
Email: [email address]
www.bexley.gov.uk

Bexley Council, Bexley Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: 5631296

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Dear ‎Sir/Madam‏
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 2 August 2018.
 
 Please find attached our response to your request.
  

Regards,

Hazel Watson
Complaints and FOI Officer
London Borough of Bexley , Civic Offices , 2 Watling Street , Bexleyheath
, Kent , DA6 7AT
Tel: 0203 045 3411
Email: [email address]
www.bexley.gov.uk